Top 5 Preparation Tips for SBI PO

SBI has released the notification for SBI PO 2020. The exam is to be held in the month of June. Applicants who want to crack the paper must start their preparation as soon as possible. In the following blog, we will provide the best tips and tricks for the preparation of SBI PO.

Getting a good score in an exam like SBI PO requires persistence and smart work. Hard work alone cannot ensure success in the exam. Make one thing clear in your mind you have to score as high as possible to crack this prestigious examination. Moreover, the banking examinations are getting tougher and numbers of aspirants are increasing day by day. At such time you need an effective strategy to crack one of the most popular and competitive exams in India.

Before knowing the tricks let’s take a look at the syllabus and exam pattern of SBI 2020. SBI PO exam is conducted in three stages. In the first stage, preliminary exam is conducted, in the second stage mains examination is conducted, Group discussion and interview is the last stages of SBI PO examination.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

Section Name Number of Questions Marks Duration
  Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 60 60 minutes
General & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English (Descriptive Writing) 50 30 minutes

After this, group discussion and the interview is conducted. The final merit list is made in the ratio of 80:20.

As we have discussed earlier, hard work alone will not make you successful in the exam. You have to follow a smart preparation plan to clear the exam with good marks.

1. Study Smartly:
Remember some topics are always more important than others. It is therefore wise to spend more time on those topics. Achieving mastery over them will help you get good scores in the examination. But this doesn’t mean you don’t need to study other topics, study them but focus more on important topics.

2. Make A Realistic Time Table:
Don’t make such a time table that you would never follow. Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and then make a time table. Spend more time on topics on which you are weak, like if you are weak in math allot more time to it. A smart and reliable time table will surely make your SBI PO preparation easy.
3. Remember the formulas
The quantitative aptitude section has incalculable formulas to remember. Revise formulas regularly and if possible practice the derivative of the formulas too. This will make you feel confident at the time of the exam.

4. Take Mock Tests:
It doesn’t matter how many questions you practice each day if you don’t know about your performance, you cannot find out your weaknesses and work on them. So take as many mock tests as you can.

With these tips, it will be easy for you to crack SBI PO examinations. If you have any confusion or doubts regarding SBI PO preparation, get in touch with us at

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